October 31, 2013

Scientists helped save subway from Sandy

NEW YORK CITY —  Before the Hurricane Sandy hit, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) moved its trains out of flood-prone areas and took out the electric signals in the tunnels.

The MTA's preparations saved the city significant time and money in getting the system up and running again, said Klaus Jacob, a climate scientist, one of the people perhaps most responsible for showing how such epic flooding would affect the city's subways, according to a LiveScience report. For the full report, click here.

RELATED: "N.Y. MTA details efforts to harden system post-Sandy."

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